Help AAH for World Health Day

By AAHAdmin | April 11, 2020

As people across the nation and around the world continue to react to, and come together during, the coronavirus pandemic I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Arlington Academy of Hope to express our best wishes that you and your loved ones remain in good health. This is a difficult time for everyone,…

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A Message from our Co-Founders

By AAHAdmin | April 11, 2020

Dear AAH Family, As the threat of COVID-19 continues, our global future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you are in good spirits and health!  Currently in Uganda, our schools are closed and students are back home with their families. Students will return to school as…

Paving the Way for Others

By AAHAdmin | March 30, 2020

Our conclusion of celebrating Women’s History Month by focusing on women making history in Uganda would not be complete without featuring our Co-Founder, Joyce Wanda. She has shared her experience with us, and is certainly one who has paved the way for others to experience transformational education. Happy Women’s History Month to all the women…

Building Economic Independence

By AAHAdmin | March 25, 2020

Arlington Academy of Hope in partnership with Women’s Microfinance Initiative (WMI) helped to establish a loan hub for women in both Bududa and Namisindwa districts by providing financial contributions, as well as initial leadership support. Both hubs focused on women as the beneficiaries although the whole family gets involved in supporting the businesses, including children…

Our First Female Engineer!

By Courtney Brooks Kamin | March 17, 2020

We’re excited to introduce you to Milly Nakaka, one of our AAH graduates who has excelled. Milly recently graduated from Kyamboko University with a four-year degree in Telecommunication Engineering. She’s the first female engineer in the AAH program, and we’re so proud of her many accomplishments. Like many AAH students, Milly is from a very…

Educational Leaders for Diverse Learning Communities

By Courtney Brooks Kamin | March 10, 2020

By: Mary Gibson, Marymount University The Education Department at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, is living its motto to educate leaders for diverse learning communities through our sustained work with the teachers at Arlington Junior School in Uganda. For over ten years, Marymount faculty and education students have been traveling to the primary school to…

Mercy Nandutu: Future Nuclear Engineer

By AAHAdmin | March 3, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, and this month AAH will be focusing on the rising stars who will certainly be making history for us in the future. Mercy Nandutu has been offered a scholarship at KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, South Korea to study master of science in Nuclear Power Plant Engineering. Originally from Buputo, Mercy received her…

Celebrating 15 Years of Impact in Uganda

By AAHAdmin | February 18, 2020

In January, 2020 John and Joyce Wanda, AAH’s Co-Founders, led a trip to Uganda to celebrate AAH’s 15th Anniversary. John has shared his reflection of this trip: I am sitting here trying to determine the most concrete symbol of last week’s celebrations to mark 15 years of AAH impact in Uganda. Was it the marching…

Welcome Executive Director:
Courtney Brooks Kamin

By AAHAdmin | February 4, 2020

Two weeks ago, I sat down with Board President Dick Burk to accept the position as Executive Director of AAH. Since then, I have joined the Board through a strategic planning session, met current and former staff who have helped me get aquatinted with daily operations, ran into volunteers who give so generously of their…

Joshua Wanambwa

AAH University Student Joshua Wanambwa: A Shining Example of Uganda’s Bright Future

By Executive Director | November 18, 2018

By Fareeda Abdulkareem, AAH International Coordinator In a country like Uganda, where young leaders are not yet a prominent fixture in the country’s public offices, young people are still finding ways to be politically conscious and active. AAH scholar Joshua Wanambwa is a young person finding ways to make contributions towards progress in his community…